Friday, May 24, 2013
The Montgomery County Health Department will hold rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, cats and ferrets throughout the month of June.
The Montgomery County Health Department will hold a Rabies Clinic at the Abington Recycling Center, located at 2201 Florey Lane (off of Easton Road) in Abington, from 9 – 11 a.m., June 1. The clinic is for dogs, cats and ferrets, and costs $10 per shot. According to the County’s website, each rabies vaccination lasts for a three-year period. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals, which can be received through the bite of a rabid animal. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, which leads to brain disease and death. The CDC described early rabies symptoms in people as similar to other illnesses, including: However, with the progression of the …
Looking for something other than a Camry from one of the world's largest automakers.
My car’s rear seats don’t fold down. They did on my previous car, which was a coupe version of my current car, but my car’s first owner didn’t pony up the money for the cold-weather package … so now I’m stuck with a small trunk and no headlamp washers. First world problems, I know. And because my seats don’t fold down, whenever I want to go skiing, or surfing, or just carry a long stick in my vehicle, I’ve got to run to my mother. She drives a 2001 Toyota RAV4. It’s cavernous, can plow through 2 feet of snow with its gas-guzzling, always-on 4-wheel drive system and 70-series tires, and is probably the slowest vehicle I’ve ever driven. I’m always welcome to drive it when I need to take a tortuous trip to Ikea and I love it. But, being a …
Pomegranates are certainly a beautiful and delicious fruit, but did you know that they are also rich in potassium and other minerals?
More brides are looking for rustic wedding designs for their celebration in a barn, outside venue, or historic building.
The event will feature two models.
The Cheltenham Center for the Arts will hold a figure drawing open studio event Saturday, May 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Colleen Hammond will be the guest moderator. Hammond, who paints in oil, showcased her Artist in Residence exhibit last year at the art center with “The Portrait Project, One Hundred Oil Paintings, 2011-2012.” More on the exhibit here. The event will give artists the opportunity to work from a nude model to improve their drawing skills. Poses will start at 2 to 3 minutes and will extend to about 20 minutes. This is a monitored class but instruction will be available on request. The cost for the class is $15. -- The Cheltenham Art Center is located at 439 Ashbourne Road.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
The university released its Director's List earlier this week.
Penn State Abington released its Spring 2013 Director’s List earlier this week, which recognizes student athletes from all 14 teams who have fall semester GPAs of 3.0 and higher. The list is below. -- Mohannad Abdulrahman
Hundreds of properties in Montgomery County, including several in Abington, will be on the block for the monthly sheriff's sale.
More than 500 properties are on the list for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Sale on May 29, including 10 in Abington. The sale starts at 1 p.m. in Court Room A at the Montgomery County Court House in Norristown. Each buyer must have a minimum total bid available for each property to sell, and the winning bidder must have 10 percent of the sale price at the auction; the remaining portion is due within ten days of the sale. To learn more on the conditions of sale for the properties, click here. The properties are not available for inspection prior to the sale. More information is available on Montgomery County's website. Sales are sometimes postponed, so check back with this list to make sure individuals will still be on the block May 29. …
Abington Township Public Library patrons can learn about accessing the library’s online catalog and eResources.
The Abington Township Public Library wants to help its patrons navigate the ever-progressive march of technology with its Wired Wednesdays program. Wired Wednesdays takes place every fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room, as well as 2 p.m. every second and third Wednesday of the month. The program discusses the library’s Online Resources, helping patrons get answers and learn about how eBooks work to the library’s overdrive catalog to patron’s Nook, Kindle, iPad or other devices. Also, every first Wednesday of the month at 2 p.m., the Wired Wednesday program will discuss the library’s online catalog, patron account and how to use online databases to learn a language, search newspapers, retrace family …
Operation 'Weed Whacker' nets eight arrests, four firearms, over $700,000 in cash and 400 pounds of high-grade marijuana
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman has announced eight arrests in connection with Operation "Weed Whacker," which sought to bring down a multimillion-dollar marijuana trafficking ring. According to the press release, the DA's Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET) began an investigation in September of 2012 into the trafficking of high-grade marijuana in Whitpain Township. Two months into the investigation, detectives learned that hundreds of pounds of marijuana were being distributed throughout southeastern Pennsylvania by two brothers, identified as Dennis Frederick, 40, of Delaware County, and Jeffrey Frederick, 32, of Philadelphia, the release states. Through the use of wiretaps, investigators tied the Frederick brothers' to …
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